Frank Edwin "Ed" Ayers, 74, 815 Hemlock St., Celina, died May 5, 2004, at the Laurels of Shane Hill, Rockford.
He was born March 16, 1930, in Celina, to C. Hubert and Hazel Hoel Ayers. On July 21, 1952, he married Dorothy I. Shaffner who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Jodi (Dave) Wright, St. Marys, and Margo of Columbus; a brother, Charles H. (Pauline) of Celina; a sister, Marilyn (Ira) Belcher, Celina; and five grandchildren.
He was a supervisor at Huffy Corp. for 27 years before retiring in 1992. A 1948 graduate of Celina High School, he attended Bowling Green State University and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of St. PaulÍs United Methodist Church and Veterans of Foreign War Post 5713, both of Celina.
Services are 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Revs. Robert Metheny and Katie Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery, with the VFW and American Legion posts conducting military rites.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Lehman Funeral Home, Celina.
Contributions can be made to the church or State of the Heart Home Health & Hospice.
Marie H. Roediger, 97, formerly of Kettlersville, died at 3:50 p.m. May 3, 2004, at Clay-Cliff Nursing Home, Brinkley, Ark.
She was born Aug. 5, 1906, in Kettlersville, to Fredrick and Henrietta Roettger Egbert. On Dec. 16, 1924, she married Walter G. Roediger who died Oct. 26, 1995.
Surviving are three sons, Wayne (Lilah) of Brinkley, Paul (Phyllis) of New London, Minn., and Howard (Mary Lee) of Maplewood; a brother, Fredrick (Louise) Egbert, Wapakoneta; a sister, Anna Milstead, Wapakoneta; 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Deceased are six brothers, Elmer, William, LeRoy, Harold, Harry and Charles Egbert, and three sisters, Henrietta Egbert, Ruth Kettler and Gertrude Kyburz.
She was a homemaker and a member of Immanuel United Church of Christ and its WomenÍs Guild, both of Kettlersville.
Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, the Rev. Charles Moeller officiating. Burial will be at Willow Grove Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Contributions can be made to the church memorial fund.
Former St. Marys resident Ferdellas "Bud" Schnelle, 84, of Creswell, Ore., died May 4, 2004, at an Oregon hospital.
He was born Oct. 3, 1919, in St. Marys, to Emil and Hazel King Schnelle. On June 19, 1943, he married Nellie Roberts who survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Denny and Kenneth, and a daughter, Cheryl, all of Oregon; two brothers, Emil of Convoy and Bob of South Carolina; four sisters, Fredonia Leugers, Lakeview, June Weitz and Wilma Gray, both of Celina, and Carol Germann, Convoy; and eight grandchildren.
He had worked at a sawmill in Oregon before retiring and served in the military during World War II.
Services are Friday in Springfield, Ore.